Emily GirschMar 16, 2017, 10:09 amMar 17, 2017, 7:01 am

Hillsdale mayor calls out DPW for ‘poor performance’ clearing roads following snowstorm

In apology posted to Facebook Wednesday, Mayor Doug Frank said crews waited too long to treat the roads

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The mayor of Hillsdale is apologizing to the community after he says the Department of Public Works did not do a good job clearing the roads following Tuesday's storm.

It's been two days sent the storm hit and some roads in Hillsdale still are covered in snow.

Residents say they are disappointed.

In an apology posted to Facebook Wednesday, Mayor Doug Frank said crews waited too long to treat the roads and didn't start until Tuesday night after the storm had passed.

He went on to say, “They should have done this in the early afternoon. They did not keep up with the high volume of snow on them either. Had they done that, we would not have the conditions we have now.

Frank said he was "very unhappy" with the condition of the streets and he apologized for "poor performance" by the DPW.

The mayor's apology got a strong reaction from the community. Dozens of residents commented on the post. Some complained about the road conditions, others thanked the mayor for his apology, but some attacked him for blaming the DPW.

One woman FiOS1 News spoke to said she thinks the crews did as best as they could and says the mayor is being unfair to criticize them.

Another man who is a plow truck driver but doesn't work for the borough said borough crews were out in full force all morning on Tuesday.

FiOS1 News reached out to the DPW for comment and are waiting to hear back.

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